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Puppis

(pup -is) (Poop; Stern) A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Canis Major, lying partly in the Milky Way. It was once part of the constellation Argo. The brightest star is the extremely remote and luminous 2nd-magnitude Naos (ζ). It also has several open clusters including M47 (NGC 2422), just visible, and M46 (NGC 2437), which contains the bright planetary nebula NGC 2438; the supernova remnant Puppis A is a strong radio and X-ray source. Abbrev.: Pup; genitive form: Puppis; approx. position: RA 7.5h, dec –30°; area: 673 sq deg.

Puppis

[′pəp·əs]
(astronomy)
A southern constellation; right ascension 8 hours, declination 40° south. Also known as Stern.
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Barnes ingeniously notes, with tunc primum the poet alludes to the subsequent Trojan expedition even as he describes the Argo touching shore: Thessala Dardaniis tunc primum puppis harenis / appulit et fatis Sigeo litore sedit ("Then for the first time a Thessalian ship landed upon the Dardanian sands, and in compliance with fate rested on the shore of Sigeum," 2.
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Although not shown on this engraving, Lacaille also split the enormous Argo Navis (the Ship of the Argonauts) into three smaller constellations: Puppis, the Stern or Poop; Vela, the Sails; and Carina, the ship's Body or Keel.
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It is unfortunate that the constellation Puppis is at such low declination, because it contains many lovely objects.
Mihi prora et puppis, ut Graecorum prouerbium est, fuit a me tui dimittendi ut rationes nostras explicares.
Puppis the poop deck, Vela representing the sails of the mighty ship, firmly attached to Carina the keel and Pyxis the ship's compass.
Straddling the winter Milky Way, the southern constellations Canis Major and Puppis are loaded with clusters.
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In the case of the Puppis A supernova remnant, the unusual chemistry and apparent youth of a distinctive pattern of faint filaments near the remnant's center suggest a second supernova may have exploded within the original expanding shell of gas some 3,000 years later.
32) I started at Sirius, the brightest star of winter, and looped around to M46 and M47 in Puppis, the Poop Deck, before going on to M48 in Hydra, the Water Snake.